The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 73 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 51 67 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 2.60% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.64% 11.07% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 27
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£150 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £23.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
529 605 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 23.45% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 280 221
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 17 £210 -47.50% 7
Bracknell -3 8 £150 -47.50% 2
Slough -7 5 £120 -32.39% 2
Newbury - 2 £275 -
Maidenhead -1 1 £325 +12.55%
Wokingham - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 56 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.96%) Security Cleared
5 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (24.53%) MS Office
6 24 (22.64%) MS Exchange
7 23 (21.70%) DV Cleared
8 21 (19.81%) Citrix
9 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (15.09%) ITIL
9 16 (15.09%) Migration
10 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
11 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
11 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.32%) Time Management
13 11 (10.38%) SCCM
14 9 (8.49%) MSI
14 9 (8.49%) Windows 8
14 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (7.55%) HP
16 7 (6.60%) Internet
16 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
16 7 (6.60%) Windows Vista
16 7 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (6.60%) ServiceNow
17 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (5.66%) Test Scripting

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.77%) IIS
5 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.89%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.94%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.94%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (24.53%) MS Office
2 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.60%) Internet
3 6 (5.66%) LAN
3 6 (5.66%) DNS
4 5 (4.72%) VPN
5 3 (2.83%) DMZ
5 3 (2.83%) DHCP
5 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.89%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.89%) Wireless
6 2 (1.89%) Broadband
7 1 (0.94%) SAN
7 1 (0.94%) VoIP
7 1 (0.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.94%) LDAP
7 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) MS Access
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MSI
2 4 (3.77%) WinRunner
2 4 (3.77%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.83%) InstallShield
3 3 (2.83%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (4.72%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Law
2 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.94%) Military
2 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Analyst
2 19 (17.92%) Rollout Engineer
3 11 (10.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) IT Support
7 5 (4.72%) Support Technician
8 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (3.77%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.77%) Tester
9 3 (2.83%) Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Access Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) .NET
1 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.72%) Clustering
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.89%) iPhone
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.49%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.72%) AIX
8 4 (3.77%) Solaris
8 4 (3.77%) Linux
9 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.89%) CentOS
10 2 (1.89%) UNIX
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) ITIL
1 16 (15.09%) Migration
2 12 (11.32%) Time Management
3 6 (5.66%) Test Scripting
3 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
4 3 (2.83%) Regression Testing
4 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (2.83%) Data Security
4 3 (2.83%) Asset Management
4 3 (2.83%) Web Analytics
4 3 (2.83%) Test Automation
4 3 (2.83%) Fault Management
4 3 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (2.83%) Test Planning
4 3 (2.83%) Analytics
4 3 (2.83%) Software Distribution
5 2 (1.89%) Network Architecture
5 2 (1.89%) High Availability
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Management
5 2 (1.89%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) VBScript
2 2 (1.89%) C
3 1 (0.94%) Java
3 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.70%) DV Cleared
3 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) MCP
4 4 (3.77%) ISEB
5 3 (2.83%) CCA
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) Degree
6 2 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (0.94%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.94%) MCSA
7 1 (0.94%) MCDST
7 1 (0.94%) MCITP
7 1 (0.94%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) COBIT
2 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) XenApp
4 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.94%) XenServer
5 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) SCCM
2 7 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (5.66%) Tivoli
3 6 (5.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.83%) Netcool
4 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.94%) SCOM
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.81%) Citrix
3 8 (7.55%) HP
4 7 (6.60%) ServiceNow
5 6 (5.66%) VMware
5 6 (5.66%) IBM
6 5 (4.72%) Cisco
7 4 (3.77%) EMC
7 4 (3.77%) Remedy
8 3 (2.83%) CA
8 3 (2.83%) McAfee
8 3 (2.83%) Sophos
8 3 (2.83%) Veritas
8 3 (2.83%) Lotus
8 3 (2.83%) Borland
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle
8 3 (2.83%) Unica
9 2 (1.89%) Dell
9 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.89%) Apple
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